This morning we had our second official marathon training run with CARA. I was in bed by 9:40 last night but the 5 AM wake up call was still a little painful.
Then instead of continuing along the lake path our leader took a sharp left and up and over the bridge we went. We ran a bit down a gravel path before hitting the halfway mark and turning around.
It was nice to get a bit of a change of scenery, not that Lake Michigan is hard on the eyes.
The way back was ALOT easier for me than the way out. We had a new leader this week and she was moving. My legs were so tired and my knees were hurting but eventually things worked themselves out and I felt good for the last few miles.
We cruised back into the harbor where yet another charity was waiting for us with snacks and Gatorade.
I can get through any last mile if I know there is a snack waiting for me at the end. The Clif Chocolate Mint Builder’s Bar was tasty. Another successful CARA training run in the books.
I’m not going to lie, I love it. I love waking up so early to run with a group of people that all have the same goal. It’s such an awesome way to start the day and having a group of people to suffer through those long runs is going to be money.
After standing around and chatting for a bit BMB and I walked the scenic mile home.
I was a hot and sweaty mess and busted out a smoothie as soon as I walked in the door. I couldn’t stand to deal with the busted blender again so I gave the food processor a shot.
Blended all together for a chocolaty refreshing treat.
Don’t judge me Jackie. As expected, the food processor didn’t get in there like my blender of the good ol’ days would have, but it was good enough.
Now it’s time to pack the bags again, as we’re heading out in an hour for good ol’ Milwaukee. Have a great weekend!